SoleMates is the charity running (or biking or whatever sport moves you!) component of Girls on the Run. SoleMates participants
are individuals (women or men!) who complete athletic events while raising money for Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley.
What our SoleMates are Saying:
"Training for and running a race is already quite an accomplishment but adding on a fundraising component
for such a great organization really takes it up a notch. It gives the whole training experience an added significance
beyond your own self-betterment – it makes the whole process matter. Knowing that my efforts would
ultimately [provide scholarships] for two or three young girls to benefit from the amazing program was
such a motivation to my training."
- Kimberly, trained as a SoleMate for the Water to Wine Half Marathon
"If you have a deep-rooted feeling of helping out, do it! It's extremely empowering to be able to help
someone you've never met, to know you can somehow help pave the path to a healthy, intelligent young woman."
-Mirella, trained as a SoleMate for the Athleta Esprit de She 5K
"My SoleMates race can easily be an analogy for life. It was a mountainous trail run with many ups and downs,
a few falls, and a swarm of hornets but I did it! My first half marathon at age 43! Thinking of each girl I coached
—and the promise of new girls—literally helped me to pick myself up, dust off and keep running. Being a
SoleMate has been a positive, energizing experience. The euphoria of running for a cause has inspired
me to run a full—FLAT—marathon!"
-Amy, trained as a SoleMate for the Summit Rock Trail Half Marathon then ran her first full marathon in Capitola
in May 2014! Amy was featured in May 2014 as Garmin's SoleMate of the Month!